The Export Control Organisation has modified the blanket approach to export licence applications announced in August. We wil now consider each extant licence and new licence application on its merits.
Guidance on reporting requirements on the use of Open Licences under the Transparency Initiative is now available on the SPIRE website.
This new EU Regulation on firearms comes into force on 30 September 2013 in the UK and in other Member States of the European Union. The regulation lays down rules for the export and transit of certain firearms for civilian use.
This Notice contains important information on the suspension of extant licences for Egypt and changes to Open General Export Licences.
Notice to Exporters 2013/23: EU suspend all export licensing to Egypt of any equipment which might be used for internal repression
On 21 August 2013 the Member States of the European Union agreed to suspend export licences to Egypt of any equipment which might be used internal repression and to reassess export licences of equipment covered by the common EU rules governing control of export of military technology and equipment. Read more on the impact of these decisions on extant licences and issuing new export licences to Egypt.
Notice to Exporters 2013/22: Changes to EU sanctions against Syria and Burma and related UK legislation
Read about important changes to EU sanctions against Syria and Burma and related UK legislation.
Notice to Exporters 2013/21: Notice of intention to grant OGEL for exports in support of Joint Strike Fighter project
The Export Control Organisation is in the process of drafting an Open General Export Licence for the Joint Strike Fighter project (JSF, also known as F-35 or Lightning II). We expect to publish this by the middle of October.
A number of Open General Export Licences (OGELs) were amended as a result of Croatia becoming a Member State of the EU on 1 July 2013. There was a mistake in the Military Goods, Softweare and Technology OGEL which has now been corrected – read this Notice for details.
Notice to Exporters 2013/19: Changes to Open General Export Licence (Military Goods: Collaborative Project Typhoon)
Oman has been added to the list of permitted export customers for Open General Export Licence (Military Goods: Collaborative Project Typhoon). There are other changes to this OGEL – read more.
Notice to Exporters 2013/18: Important Changes to the Strategic Export Control Transparency Initiative
The Secretary of State has decided that reporting requirements on the use of Open Licences under the Transparency Initiative will be scaled back. Read more about this important decision.